Storm Darcy: Yellow weather warning remains in place but Met Office predicts warmer conditions are on the way
The yellow weather warning for snow and ice is set to remain in place in Edinburgh until midnight on Saturday but forecasters have predicted that warmer weather is on its way to the Capital next week.
Cold weather with a continuing risk of snow is set to grip the whole country for the rest of the week before milder air is forecast to gradually spread in from the west.
The Met Office has forecast that Friday will bring a few snow showers towards the east coast, but otherwise it will be a dry day with some long spells of sunshine.
The temperature is set to stay just above freezing in Edinburgh for the majority of the day, although it will feel closer to -4C or -5C.
By 5pm as the sun sets, it will drop to -1C, dropping further overnight to -3C, but will feel closer to -8C.
Tomorrow is forecast to be a mainly dry day with some long spells of sunshine.
Sunday will see a bright start but with outbreaks of snow, with risk of freezing rain, spreading east, which will turn to rain later in the day.
With the temperatures milder, occasional rain showers are forecast for Monday and Tuesday with the chilly wind easing.
Met Office Chief Meteorologist, Dan Suri, said: “Weather for the rest of this week will continue to be very cold with daytime temperatures only reaching a degree or so above freezing at best for many and strong easterly winds continuing to make it feel even colder.”
The rest of the country is forecast to see similar conditions to the Capital, cold weather with a risk of snow showers throughout Friday and Saturday.
At the end of the week milder air from the Atlantic is forecast to spread into the UK behind a series of weather fronts.
These may stall where the milder air meets the cold air mass which could bring wintry hazards, such as rain, sleet, and snow, with freezing rain also a possibility at times.
Scotland has seen some extreme weather conditions over the past few days, with the Met Office confirming yesterday that Wednesday night was the UK’s coldest February night since 1955, with Braemar in Aberdeenshire recording an incredible -23C.